The Political Is Personal

daniel ellsberg on one path to radicalization.

A friend of mine told be that he had been a Trotskyist, a labor organizer. And I thought, hmm, how does one come to be a Trotskyist? He said, “Oh, it’s like anything else: I met a girl.”

— Daniel Ellsberg, in The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, MSNBC documentary film

Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers figure, holds up a copy of a book entitled ?The Senate Watergate Report? as he appears as a panelist at a conference on the Central Intelligence Agency and covert activities on Friday, Sept. 13, 1974 in Washington. Photo: AP Photo/Henry Griffin
Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers figure, holds up a copy of a book entitled ?The Senate Watergate Report? as he appears as a panelist at a conference on the Central Intelligence Agency and covert activities on Friday, Sept. 13, 1974 in Washington. Photo: AP Photo/Henry Griffin

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